Main Reading Room

Day Opening hours
Monday to Thursday 10am to 8pm
Friday to Saturday* 10am to 5pm
Sunday* 1.30pm to 5pm
Public holidays Closed

* No collection deliveries on weekends

Special Collections and Petherick Reading Room

Day Opening hours
Monday to Thursday 10am to 8pm
Friday to Saturday* 10am to 5pm
Sunday and public holidays Closed

* No collection deliveries on Saturday

Asian Collections Reading Room

Day Opening hours
Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm
Weekends and public holidays Closed

Treasures Gallery and Exhibition Gallery

Day Opening hours
Daily 10am to 5pm
Good Friday Closed
Christmas Day Closed

Bookshop

Day Opening hours
Daily 10am to 5pm
Good Friday Closed
Christmas Day Closed

Cafés

bookplate

Day Opening hours
Monday to Thursday 7.30am to 5pm
Friday 7.30am to 4pm
Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4pm

paperplate

Day Opening hours
Monday to Friday 8.30am to 3pm
Weekends and public holidays Closed

Public holidays

The Library is closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day. Opening hours for all other public holidays are:

Location Opening hours
Reading Rooms Closed
Treasures Gallery and Exhibitions Gallery 10am to 5pm
Bookshop 10am to 5pm
bookplate café 10am to 3pm
paperplate café Closed

Public holidays 2016

  • Monday 14 March 2016 - Canberra Day 
  • Friday 25 March 2016 - Good Friday 
  • Saturday 26 March 2016 - Easter Saturday 
  • Sunday 27 March 2016 - Easter Sunday 
  • Monday 28 March 2016 - Easter Monday 
  • Monday 25 April 2016 - ANZAC Day 
  • Monday 13 June 2016 - Queen's Birthday  
  • Monday 26 September 2016 - Family and Community Day 
  • Monday 3 October 2016 - Labour Day 
  • Sunday 25 December 2016 - Christmas Day 
  • Monday 26 December 2016 - Boxing Day